Cloister is a cocktail that was created by Gregory McDonald and first published in the New York Times on April 15, 1997. The recipe calls for equal parts gin, Chartreuse (green), grapefruit juice, and lemon juice, as well as 1/4 ounce simple syrup. The herbal-infused liquor chartreuse is included in the cocktail, which has been recommended as an excellent introduction to it.

Spirit Used


1 ½ ounce Gin
½ ounce Yellow Chartreuse
½ ounce Fresh grapefruit juice
¼ ounce Fresh lemon juice
¼ ounce Simple Syrup
Grapefruit twist


1. Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
2. Add grapefruit twist.
3. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.

Image Source

Leave a Comment